My name is Anamika Dalapati. I am a 46-year-old Social Development professional from the district of Howrah, in West Bengal. I have a fifteen-year-old daughter (my only child), Swaha, who would be appearing for her first-ever Board Exams (CBSE) in 2022. She has just passed Class IX (9) with flying
colors. We are a family of three with my husband.
Due to the pandemic, both my husband and I lost our jobs last year and since then we have had a really hard time pulling through. Swaha is in an expensive school with one of the best educations in the State.
I did get a residential job in between and was away from home for five months but the project closed down as the funding stopped. This scenario has prevailed in almost whole NGO/Social DevelopmentSector across India due to lack of Project Funding as a severe effect pandemic as well as economic recession. Since then we have not been able to get any other jobs. I am managing to pull through by doing tuitions but due to the pandemic returning again, the situation is getting tougher every day. All our savings are gone.
It is Swaha’s most crucial year. If we are unable to pay the session fee (including fees for the first quarter) and the required textbooks, she will not be able to continue her studies and at this stage, losing a year would be the end of all her hopes and aspirations. She is a hardworking girl. So far she has no tuitions at all, as she does her studies herself. It is my earnest request to all to please help us in these dire times and enable Swaha to continue her studies. We have tried for loans from other quarters but all doors are closed as no one will give loans to unemployed people. As parents, we are at our wit's end as to what to do and how to raise this amount. Her new session has already begun on the 5th of April 2021 and we need money for her school fee and textbooks. We have also appealed to the School to consider our situation and give us more time to be able to raise the money.
Please help and save our daughter’s educational continuity.